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Step By Step Checklist

When a loved one passes, the responsibilities can become overwhelming. We want to provide a simpler way to arrange for cremation and burial services so that you can spend your time and energy on what matters most to you during these difficult times.

CremtionOL Online Check List (both preplanning and immediate need):

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Select a cremation or burial package

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Choose an urn

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Complete purchase online

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Complete online authorization form or print, complete, and mail in form

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Complete Vital Statistics Form

Additional steps for Immediate Need (either before or after visiting CremationOL)

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Contact the authorities if necessary. (*details below)

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Notify friends and family

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When it is time, call 503-769-2156 to arrange for transport.

 

We are here to help you with future steps

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Transport the body

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Obtain a death certificate

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Arrange the funeral, memorial and/or burial service

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Prepare the obituary

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Offer grief support or direct you to other resources

* “A death has occurred, what do I do?”

What to do first depends on the circumstances of the death.

If death has occurred at home or an accident and you are unsure do call 911. The authorities will send emergency staff and police officers to the scene. Otherwise, call the non-emergency number for your local town or county to request authorities to come assess the situation. In most cases, if the deceased person has been under a Doctor’s care there is no reason for an autopsy. At this point, you will need to call a funeral director and make arrangements for transport.

When someone dies in a hospital or similar care facility, the staff will usually take care of some arrangements, such as contacting the funeral home you choose. If your loved one is under hospice care, the hospice nurse will assist you in calling the funeral home.

CremationOL is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week

503-769-2156